Hun­dreds at­tend Glen­derry’s own Toy Show

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - BY FER­GUS DENNEHY

THERE was only one place to be in North Kerry last week, the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Bal­ly­heigue, as the pupils of Glen­derry Na­tional School staged their very own Late Late Toy Show.

There wasn’t a seat left un­filled as over 500 peo­ple – with many peo­ple queu­ing over an hour to get in – flocked to see if the kids could match the heights of the RTÉ show; and by jove, did they what!

With MC Bren­dan Fuller in full swing on the night, kids de­lighted in tak­ing cen­tre stage as they took turns in show­ing off their favourite books and toys to the au­di­ence. Teach­ers Ms Sup­ple, Ann O Ma­hony, Joe Bur­kett and Cara Flahive even took the chance to speak about times from their youth as well.

The good-na­tured host did not es­cape un­scathed on the evening though as he was pie-balled, had a foot­ball kicked at him and even had his beard shaved as part of ‘ Movem­ber’ – all in good fun, of course.

While there’s no talk of him re­plac­ing Tubridy just yet, or­gan­is­ers said the Ra­dio Kerry host cer­tainly helped to make the night a great suc­cess.

“It was a great evening and it’s some­thing that we are al­ready look­ing for­ward to stag­ing again next year,” said Ger­ard Pierce.

“The whole night would not have been pos­si­ble without the cre­ativ­ity and the chore­og­ra­phy of Joe Bur­kett and Ann O’Ma­hony’s mu­si­cal ex­per­tise and ad­vice,” he con­tin­ued.

All pro­ceeds from the suc­cess­ful night will be go­ing to­wards pur­chas­ing new in­ter­ac­tive white­boards for the school.

Peter and Kil­lian Car­mody, Michelle and Rian Dug­gan and Anne, Marie, So­phie and Elaine O’Shea pic­tured at the Glen­derry NS Late Late Toy Show at Bal­ly­heigue Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day evening.

ABOVE: LEFT:

Ja­son Gaynor, Bren­dan Dunne and Ryan O’Sul­li­van, pupils who took part in Glen­derry NS Late Late Toy Show at Bal­ly­heigue Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day evening.

Co­lette O’Sul­li­van, Josephine Kenny, Mary Mc­Carthy and Lisa Casey at the Glen­derry NS Late Late Toy Show Con­cert on Wed­nes­day evening.

Bri­die Sheehy, and Donal and Anne Mc­Grath at the Glen­derry NS Late Late Toy Show at Bal­ly­heigue Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

RIGHT: Eileen and Cora Cor­ri­don en­joy­ing the Glen­derry NS Late Late Toy Show at Bal­ly­heigue Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day evening.

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